Law Reform

Law reform is a fundamental part of the PLA’s role. As the representative body of contentious and advisory property lawyers, we consistently monitor new and proposed legislation – regularly surveying our members, lobbying for change where appropriate and responding to consultation papers by the Law Commission, Ministry of Justice and others.

We also liaise with the Judiciary, the Court Service, the Law Commission and other professional groups such as the Property Bar Association, RICS, the British Property Federation and the British Retail Consortium to gather different insights and perspectives.

Members of our Law Reform Committee also sit on various Court User groups and committees, ensuring that the PLA’s voice is heard.

Below, you’ll find our latest member surveys and consultations on law reform. 

Law Reform Committee

Email the Law Reform Committee

Paul Tonkin, Chair

Hogan Lovells International LLP

Nyree Applegarth

Higgs & Sons

Sabrina Furneaux-Gotch

Mishcon de Reya LLP

Eloise Illingworth

Withers LLP
020 7597 6281
07483 048030

Jacqui Joyce

Property Mediation Ltd

Lauren King

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

Emma Pinkerton

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Kate Poole

Eversheds Sutherland
020 7919 0661
07717 480 003

Shanna Davison

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP 
0207 466 7561 / 07795 623 272

PLA Surveys

  • PLA survey: Reform of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

    17th Jan 2023

    Focusing on the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the “Act”) and the extent to which it is still fit for purpose, a new PLA project will explore different aspects of the current security of tenure regime, including the overall process and the role of the courts, contracting out, the terms of the new lease and the process for opposing renewal, and we are asking members to contribute by completing a short survey.
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  • Law Reform Committee surveys - your views matter

    09th Apr 2021

    The Law Reform Committee will be conducting a series of surveys in the next few months.  Whilst most of these will be in relation to the Law Commission’s 14th Program the first one is in response to the Government Consultation – Commercial Rents and Covid-1 Call for Evidence.
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  • County Court Feedback Surveys

    01st Jul 2020

    We would like to invite you to provide feedback on your experience of using the County Courts, so that we can collate evidence of current issues with the County Courts for the purpose of an upcoming meeting with HMCTS to discuss County Court user experience.
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